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Offline Markkos1992

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #990 on: February 16, 2024, 04:49:08 pm »
SR 785 is also a narrow and twisty road for the most part.

779-785 was removed from the primary system in the 1945 and 1950.

I remember being on SR 785 a few times during college (10-15 years ago now) as VT students at times used it as an alternate to I-81.  I do remember it having its narrow/twisty spots, but SR 779 seemed worse south of its northern SR 600 intersection for some reason.  Past there it was fine.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #991 on: February 18, 2024, 01:01:25 pm »
Lowest overall number, lowest in EUR, lowest in NA?
Just going for the lowest overall number here; not going to attempt to break it down by continent.

Including only systems in the HB (whether devel systems are included or not), it's 1386.
Adding in systems commented out of systems.csv fills in 56 missing numbers, bringing us up to 1928.

The end of game for Europe is 1185 with routes in DEU-BW (I've traveled long ago) and ENG. Only KY and LA have a 1186 route in HB so far and I don't expect anything new for Europe.

With North Macedonia Regional Roads and Upper Austria Landesstraßen 2. Ordnung, the lowest missing overall number is 1478 now (for Europe: 1323). I have a new goals now 8)

btw, I do still just miss four 3-digit numbers:
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767 780 781 900
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #992 on: March 16, 2024, 11:50:25 pm »
Took a 17 hr, 810 mile u-turn today.

New clinches in order:
NJ 324, NJ 42, NJ 52, NJ 152, Atlantic City Expwy, NJ 187, NJ 87, Atlantic City Brigantine Connector, NJ 157, NJ 166, Garden State Pkwy, NJ 184, NJ 36, NJ 66, NJ 34, NJ 79, NJ 33, NJ 33 Bus, NJ 64, NJ 133

New mileage: NJ 35, NJ 71

The concrete on the “closed” section of 324 is in way better shape than the “open” section. NJ 66 also has a very worn concrete section.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #993 on: March 17, 2024, 01:26:14 am »
I haven't went anywhere this month (mostly going around the same bus routes in Québec City), but I did go on an interprovincial trip from December to February. I finished my clinch of A-40 and clinched A-930 as well as ON 417, and had new mileage on tons of routes.

New clinches:

A-40, A-930, ON 417

New mileage:

A-15, A-25, QC 101, QC 109, QC 111, QC 117, QC 132, QC 138, QC 165, QC 201, QC 263, QC 386, QC 395, QC 397, ON 11, ON 17, ON 64
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #994 on: March 17, 2024, 12:49:53 pm »
For those who haven't seen my Facebook posts, I am in the midst of what is likely to be my only major roadtrip this year:  a multi-day jaunt down to Orlando to attend a wedding that my wife is a bridesmaid in (though she, being the sane one and already having to cancel 3 days of classes for the trip, flew down instead of driving).  I turned into a 2-part vacation, both visiting friends and family on the way down and also taking my time and clinching what I could coming down.

Starting in the Catskills, my intent was to fill in gaps and clinch what I could the rest of the way.  I netted mileage and route clinches in every state on the way down except for three, and 2 of those 3 were because I already have everything in them.  Major clinches include I-840 and I-885 NC, I-475 GA, and I-4 FL, as well as numerous state and bannered routes.  Also filled in 3 gaps I had along I-75 south of Macon.

The return trip will be a 2-day marathon drive as I'm basically out of PTO and thus can't dilly-dally, though I may pay the toll and clinch the newly-finished FL 429 in order to avoid morning rush hour on I-4 tomorrow morning.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #995 on: March 18, 2024, 05:13:47 pm »
Spring Break! Last week was a perfect opportunity for an 8-day, 4400-mile drive around Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with the goal of clinching them all. Thought I did, until I got home and discovered MD 219 had materialized while I was away. Should be able to take care of that later this week.

Other than almost constant rain the first day, and scattered flooding that day and the next, the weather was almost perfect. Record highs in the 70s in Philly on Friday. Construction season was not yet in full swing, at least along my route, so the drive was mostly easy.

Highlights were DE 100 and 92 through the Brandywine Valley, a short visit to Gateway National Recreation Area (too cold and windy for much recreation, but good for a nice view of NYC), a walk-clinch of the realignment of DE 23 & 1D, which are paved but not yet open to traffic, and plenty of pizza, cheesesteaks, hoagies, and innovative donuts. No real lowlights, although if I never have the opportunity to visit North Philadelphia again, I won't complain. My last real route clinched in PA (i.e., not a temporary truck route likely to disappear soon) was PA 282, a lovely slow twisty drive at the edge of Amish Country. It should be gorgeous in a week or so when the trees start flowering.

Total new mileage: 2181, almost evenly split among the four states, lifting me past 350,000 miles overall
New clinches: 208 (84 in MD, 43 in DE, 39 in NJ, and 42 in PA), pushing my total over 10,000
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #996 on: March 24, 2024, 02:34:21 pm »
Yesterday I drove back to college from home (Houston -> Tulsa) as the end to my spring break, and in the process I had a roadgeeking day that I don't think I will surpass for a while. I generally took US 59 and US 259 on the trip from Houston to Sallisaw, OK, and then I used I-40, OK 72, and US 64 from there to Tulsa. I passed the 10,000 mile milestone. I also clinched 15 routes, which is my most ever clinched in a single day. Here they are in order of clinching:

- TX Loop 494
- TX Loop 573
- TX Loop 424
- TX Loop 393
- US 59 Business (Livingston)
- TX Loop 116
- TX Loop 177
- TX Loop 210
- TX Loop 266 (posthumously)
- TX Loop 224
- US 259
- US 59 Bypass (Poteau)
- US 271 Bypass (Poteau)
- I-40 Business (Sallisaw)
- OK 72

As an aside, I also clinched 3 counties and set a new record for my longest clinched multi-state route (US 259).
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #997 on: March 24, 2024, 03:35:52 pm »
My travels on the just-completed conference (plus ski day) trip to Portland, Oregon, where I drove over 200 TM-mappable miles.  I had been to the area a few times before, so new overall travels were pretty limited, adding just over 50 miles.

New travels:
- finished off US 30 Bypass in Portland (was missing all east of I-205)
- closed a 9-mile US 26 gap in the eastern part of Portand and in Gresham.
- several new miles on OR 99E, OR 213
- first travels on OR 224, OR 281, OR 282 (clinched)
- added the OR 35 segment on the bridge to Washington
- some new miles on WA 14
- first travels on WA 141, WA 141 Alt (clinched)

So not too much, but this trip had some pretty hard constraints and there wasn't an opportunity for much more.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #998 on: March 27, 2024, 10:22:04 pm »
I have finally completed my Atlanta Meet Trip Report. 

I also did a trip on March 16th to view the ongoing Berkeley Springs Bypass Construction for US 522 in WV and clinch the now posted MD 219. 
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #999 on: March 31, 2024, 03:43:09 pm »
Took a day trip with the family to Savannah, and wandered around a little bit to get a few roads I didn't already have.

Clinched Veterans Parkway and I-516, and added a little bit to GA 21, but turned one block early to get the rest of that missing section. Leaving town, I added a bit of US 80, GA 21 Alt (Port Wentworth), GA 25 (clinched), GA 26, GA 26 Con (Garden City), and GA 307.

On the CHM side of things, I expect to get to my backlog of GA route updates at some point in April.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1000 on: April 09, 2024, 08:20:18 pm »
My son and I took trip the past 4 days to go see the eclipse from the totality path and I added another state to my list with Indiana.  Drove up from Atlanta to Corydon, IN via TN 111 mostly to cross TN and then zig zag to I-65 and US31W to drive past Fort Knox.  While in Indiana, got a few roads and I-64 back into Louisville to the Louisville Slugger Museum.  On eclipse day, zig zags on some state highways north to Mitchell IN and then another zag on local roads with state highways back to Corydon.  For drive home, wanted to stop by Lincoln Boyhood, but closed on Tuesday, so just stayed on US231 south and then clinched I-165 back towards home via Nashville.  To avoid Chattanooga traffic, got some more pieces of US 41 and US 64 parallel to I-24.

BTW, thrilled to see TDOT finally work on part two to widen I-24 west of I-75 and remove multiple short exit ramps.  Phase one widened I-75 through there but did nothing to expand the merge area from 75N to I-24W, so still backs up for miles.  When complete with new section, maybe it will finally remove the constant backups on I-75 to I-24!

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1001 on: April 16, 2024, 05:12:22 pm »
Last weekend saw me heading down to Bakersfield for the Bakersfield Road Meet, also attended by several other TM users. Travels to and from the meet brought me up to 52.4% in California, an increase of at least 3%. Included in this were a long section of I-5 (Wheeler Ridge to Santa Nella),  the western half of CA 198, large chunks of US 101 and CA 33, my last missing Bay Area Interstate mileage, a full CA 17 clinch, and a bunch of minor routes in Kern County. Original plan had me getting all missing US 101 mileage between I-405 and I-580, but a major crash south of Gilroy diverted me over to CA 1, allowing for the 17 clinch.

Not included in new TM mileage were a fun high-clearance road accessing the Carrizo Plain (Elkhorn Grade Road), a county-maintained freeway near Bakersfield, and Donner Pass in the snow.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1002 on: April 20, 2024, 01:16:10 am »
This week's drive from CT to IL and back brought my total mileage in Active+Preview over 100,000 (still 300 mi short of that milestone in Active systems for now).

Highlights included filling some gaps on IN US6 & PA US20.  Now I'm left with 4 small gaps on US6 east of the Mississippi and 8 of them on US20 in the same part of the country.  After many years of shunpiking, I finally drove my last section of I-80 this side of NE I-76 for $4 worth of the Ohio Turnpike.  I figured I'd better do it before they wind up going cashless, like everyone else seems to be doing.  I also finished my last 5 miles of I-79 in Erie.  New numbers added to my driven list on this trip were: 502 (PA), 957 (PA), and 600 (OH).  I'll need to go farther south to gather my lowest missing numbers (381, 382, 398, 399).

Lowlights were slogging through the entire length of OH303 and dealing with road closures on IN110 and IN2.

I also got to drive the Lincoln Highway '1928 Route' in Indiana from Bourbon to Columbia City.  It was very well signed and matched usatr exactly.
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Clinched CT state highways 6/14/19.
Clinched NH state highways 7/17/20.
Clinched MA state highways 4/11/21.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1003 on: May 03, 2024, 02:26:34 pm »
Decided to take a bike ride to clinch the R184. It's near where I live and it's been irritating to see that big untravelled segment. The R214 will probably be next, whenever I get the time for it.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1004 on: May 03, 2024, 09:14:08 pm »
It looks like my car-specific alternate user "a3" is done adding TM mileage.  I've tracked my travels in my 2015 Audi A3 since I bought it 5 1/2 years ago.  It finishes with 6573 TM miles from the 92,000+ miles I put on the car.  Its engine failed last week with only 101,000 miles on the car, and it's becoming clear it doesn't make sense to repair (which would require an engine replacement).

Not sure what I'll do next, as I wasn't planning financially for a car replacement any time soon.  I hate car loans in any circumstance, but when interest rates are what they are, it's especially unappealing to go much beyond what I could put toward a car from savings.